2012-06-06 16:31 PDT
Between May 31st and June 3rd, 2012, M Division Traffic Services and a variety of partner agencies conducted a traffic safety blitz on the Alaska Highway from Whitehorse to Watson Lake, along with a two day-long check-stop in Watson Lake in line with Canada Road Safety Vision 2015.
RCMP members from "M" Division Traffic Services, Teslin and Whitehorse detachments, the Whitehorse Auxiliary Constables, with the assistance of Yukon and British Columbia Conservation Officers and Yukon Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspectors, participated in this enforcement initiative.
Members interacted with every single passenger and commercial vehicle, speaking to approximately 800 drivers overall. In total, most motorists were well-equipped to travel on the Alaska Highway and their vehicles were found to be fit for driving. Offences for which motorists were ticketed are listed below:
1-operate without valid insurance
3-speed 31-50 kph over
1-operate unregistered MV
1-non-compliance with child seat restraint
1-operate uninsured motor vehicle
5-operate motor vehicle without valid driver's license
1-red light offence
1-24 HR suspension
As a result of a seizure of Marihuana, four individuals were charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
As a result of a seizure of 59 grams of Cocaine and a small amount of Marihuana, a male was charged with Possession for the purpose of Trafficking.
The M Division Drug Interdiction dog
Roxy was instrumental in the detection of illegal narcotics seized during this weekend.
It was a great effort by all of the Law Enforcement members in helping make the roads safe. As for me, well, I just followed my nose! (PSD)
YTG Carrier Compliance and RCMP members inspected 40 Commercial transport trucks (level 1 and 2 inspections) of which six (15%) were put out of service due to their mechanical condition. A total of ten transports had violations including defective equipment, failing to report to the scales, not carrying mandatory safety equipment, no second pilot car, etc.
M Division Traffic Services and our policing partners will be conducting further check-stops in the future in various locations in the Yukon Territory. Our goal is the make Yukon roads the safest in the country.
Cpl Shawn Pollard and interdiction dog
M Division Traffic Services
Sgt. Don RogersMedia Relations Officer